LAHORE  - Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) on Friday staged protest demonstrations across the country as well as in London against the government’s failure to stop the growing target killings of members of the Shiite community.

A good number of MWM activists and members of Shiite community participated in protest demonstrations staged in Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Sheikhupura, Jehlum, Multan, Rahimyar Khan, Khanewal, Kot Addu, Sahiwal, Muzaffargarh, Pakpattan and Bahawalpur.

A protest demonstration was staged in front of Lahore Press Club (LPC) which was led by MWM Lahore chapter Secretary General Allama Imtiaz Kazmi.

MWM leaders Allama Abuzar Mehdi, Allama Hamd Iqbal Rizvi, Allama Syed Jaffer Mousavi and other leaders also participated in the demonstration.

Allama Imtiaz Kazmi, while addressing the demonstrators stated that Shias in Pakistan were being killed brutally because they were aware of the fact that Shias would not allow them to fulfil their nefarious designs.

He opposed MWM activists killings in Karachi and warned MQM to handover target killers or else MWM would expose MQM.

Other speakers on the occasion said that thousands of Millat-e-Jaffria members had been killed ,adding, that as many as six were assassinated in Karachi and 36 were injured amid terrorists attacks recently.

They complained that till now no target killer was arrested.

They said that the government had given free hand to the terrorists for their killings as Shias genocide was being carried out in the country.

They said, “We are being punished for founding Pakistan.”

Speakers in their address also stated that the whole Shia community had lost its trust over country’s institutions including the judiciary.

Meanwhile, they lamented government efforts to hold talks with TTP who not only had killed thousands of innocent Pakistanis but also denied to recognise the Constitution of the land.

They pointed out that despite the intelligence agencies had identified the target killers but  the law-enforcing agencies and the government had not taken measures to restrict killings of innocent people.

They complained that neither government nor the MQM leadership had shown seriousness in this regard.

Staff Reporter add from Karachi: Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen (MWM) Pakistan on Friday staged countrywide protests against targeted killings of scholars, dignitaries and commoners in the country.

Allama Mukhtar Imami, secretary general of MWM Sindh Chapter, condemned the suicide attacks on pilgrims in Quetta.

He told The Nation that the democratic government is still busy establishing relations with the Taliban and other so-called Jihadis, who have already killed more than 50,000 innocent Pakistanis during the last one or two decades.  

“The government has failed to provide security to the citizens and dignitaries. It is not interested in arresting the so-called Jihadis who are playing with the lives of the people. The US and Saudi governments are backing such militants to gain their vested interests in Pakistan,” he added.

Schools, colleges, hospitals and mosques are being attacked by the Taliban and their allies to keep the people of Pakistan ignorant and spiritually hollow, he said.

“US-sponsored banned outfits are carrying out fatal bomb blasts in the country which is the failure of the present government that has lenient policy for such organisations. The government has encouraged the terrorists by holding talks with them.”

On other hand, MWM Karachi Division staged a protest outside the Jamia Masjid Kharadar after Friday prayer.